Christie’s, in association with Waddington Custot Galleries, is currently exhibiting When Britain Went Pop, an exhibition exploring the early revolutionary years of the British Pop Art movement, which has launched Christie's new gallery space in Mayfair. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of British Pop Art to be held in London. When Britain Went Pop aims to show how Pop Art began in Britain and how British artists like Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Allen Jones and Patrick Caulfield irrevocably shifted the boundaries between popular culture and fine art, leaving a legacy both in Britain and abroad.
British Pop Art was last explored in depth in the UK in 1991 as part of the Royal Academy’s survey exhibition of International Pop Art. This exhibition seeks to bring a fresh engagement with an influential movement long celebrated by collectors and museums alike, but many of whose artists have been overlooked in recent years.
Christie's Mayfair is a new gallery space dedicated to exhibitions of museum-quality works of Post-War and Contemporary Art located in the heart of London.
Christie’s Mayfair presents Post-War and Contemporary Art, highlighted by last June’s Homage to Chillida and Modern British Art, with When Britain went Pop opening this month in collaboration with Waddington Custot Galleries.